On today’s episode, we talk about our tendency to ask “what if” questions. What if the worst case scenario happens? What if our family contracts COVID-19? What if the lump is cancer? What if I lose my job? What if she never starts walking or talking? How do we walk by faith in the midst of life’s many “what if’s”?
We believe the gospel offers us freedom from living with the “what if’s” ever before us. We don’t have to live in fear, and we don’t have to look to mindfulness meditation or empty platitudes or logic or reason to displace our fears. We know that in this life, many of our fears do become our reality. Sometimes, tragedy does strike. Sometimes, our world has to deal with a pandemic, and fear is palpable. But God’s people respond, not in fear, but in faith. God is sovereign, and He is good. We look back and see how He has proven Himself to be faithful, and we look forward and trust that He will continue to be faithful. We are not “what if” people; we are “even if” people.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Lume Brand Deodorant
- Ep. 2 God’s Word in Joy & Pain with Kristin Schmucker by Daily Grace
- Ep. 10 Suffering & Sovereignty with Maritza Gutierrez-Rey by Daily Grace
- Ep. 54 Hope in Suffering with Katherine and Jay Wolf by Daily Grace
- Even If by The Daily Grace Co.
- Lamp and Light Facebook Community - “Even If” starts April 20th
- A Peculiar Gloryby John Piper
- Ep. 7 Preaching the Gospel to Yourself by Daily Grace
- Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Mark Vroegop
- Heidelberg Catechism
Scripture mentioned in this episode:
- Habakkuk 3:17-18
- Daniel 3:17-18
- Isaiah 43:1-3
- Deuteronomy 31:6
- Hebrews 13:5
- Isaiah 41:10
- Romans 8:38-39
- Philippians 3:8
- Job 42:2
- Psalm 119:68
- John 16:33
- Romans 8:28
- Revelation 21:3-5
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
- Psalm 46:1-3
- Psalm 46:1-3
- Romans 8:26
- Hebrews 4:16-17
- Ephesians 3:4
- 2 Timothy 3:8
- Lamentations 3:16-17, 32
- Psalm 42
- Esther 4:16
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